Lord of the Ocean Abysses
"Whisperer of Impossible Secrets"

So who is this big fish anyway?
Well actually, an octopus is a cephalopod mollusk, not a fish.

Pyaray is one of the gods listed in the book "Elric Of Melnibone".  He is the "Lord of the Ocean Abysses" and commands the "Chaos Fleet", a flotilla of sunken ships manned by undead sailors.  He is also known as the "Whisperer of Impossible Secrets", which is why I chose him as my username.

I intend this web site to give information freely, mostly about video games, both playing and writing.  I am a programmer by trade.  I have been programming for over 30 years, and feel I have a few things to teach.  In the past I also wrote articles for computer magazines, but I've pretty much stopped doing that due to lack of free time.

Here is a list of currently available articles:

The first game, what do I need to know?

What is an integer line algorithm, and why do I need to know?

Random numbers, why they aren’t and shouldn’t be


Hexadecimal and Binary, a primer

Boolean Operators, logical and bitwise

How and why bad games get made and published

I am also an Associates to help you buy books that I recommend here on this site.  All you have to do is click on the logo, or the "buy book" link and you'll be taken to the web site to do all your book purchases.

Click the link above to be taken to!

Last updated on June 5, 2013 (removing bad links only)

The image of Pyaray above was painted by Chris Naves from source artwork by TSR games.  The book that the source image is from is "Deities & Demigods Cyclopedia", ISBN 0-935696-22-9.  Chris is a fantastic artist who works on games, and you'll probably see more of his work in the coming months on this site.